SEND A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF SUPPORT TO OUR FRIENDS IN KAITAIA – 10 FAMILIES LEFT TO SUPPORT
Each year we support whānau in Kaitaia by donating money for food vouchers at Christmas. Here is what you need to do:
- Choose a family to support and collect their name “slip” after the service
- Send a donation ($50-$150) through to the Karori Anglican account (02 0500 0019955 00) REF Feed my Lambs
- Write a Christmas Card (of your own) to the family you have selected and return to the Karori Anglican Office before DECEMBER 15th
We will send all the donations and the cards directly to Feed my Lambs, and Dino will purchase appropriate local food vouchers so that we can support the local business up there (Do not include money in your card).
BE GENEROUS IN YOUR RECEIVING THIS SEASON!
Several congregation members have asked people to donate to Te Korōria instead of receiving presents for themselves. Such an awesome idea! Maybe you could consider asking for your Christmas presents to be a donation instead of yet another pair of socks?
KARORI ANGLICAN GOES TO NEW WINE 2023 – JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING
In January (19th to 32rd 2023) we will be heading to New Wine over Wellington Anniversary weekend as church Whānau in MASTERTON. It’s back in its normal 5 day format, with international speakers (Mike Pilavachi is back!).
Take 5 full days at the start of the year to rest, relax and bask in the presence of God. When you come and embrace the New Wine Festival experience you’ll find He takes you on the most incredible journey and you’ll leave filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit and strengthened with the truth, life and promises of God. They are great speakers organised for all ages, and fresh leaders in the kids zones too. Make coming a priority in your summer! Register now to grab early bird, whānau, and team discounts… and Grace Box if you need it too!
For more information, and to register, head to their website – click here. There will be tenting and dormitory options in addition to AirBnB’s. Book the dates in your diary now! We will be sending around clipboards during services to organise catering etc for everyone who is able to come from Karori Anglican.
Remember to let us know that you will be attending by registering and joining our Facebook group.
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WORKING BEE
Thank you to everyone who made it to the working bee last Saturday. We appreciate all the hard work that was put in to make St Mary’s shine before Christmas!
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL NATIVITY
We had a wonderful Jesus Club and Girls Zone nativity on Wednesday evening. So many of the children’s extended whanau and friends attended and we were able to offer to great hospitality. This would just not have been possible without the volunteers. A huge thank you for your generosity in time and for making so many people feel welcome. The reality is that these events are only as good as they are because of your help.
Yvette, Ben and all the Nativity Actors.
FRIDAY YOUTH 6PM KARORI ANGLICAN OFFICES
This Friday we’ll end the year by celebrating Christmas with a dinner, music, games, cookies and most importantly gifts for everyone!
TE KORORIA UPDATE
Painting has been full steam ahead in the Counselling rooms and SMASH office. Also, the concrete mixer has made a few visits and has been pouring the foundation for the steps down to the courtyard. Inside Te Korōria itself, Gib is now covering most of the walls. Donations towards fit-out have increased to $146,000, including these contributions. Thanks, everyone!
Nine Lessons and Carols 11 December, 7pm.
- A traditional service that retells the Christmas story through bible readings and carols led by St Mary’s choir.
- St Matthias, Makara, 6pm, Family Friendly Service with Christingle
- St Mary’s at 11pm, with carols led by St Mary’s choir from 10:30pm
- Holy Communion service with carols, 8am
- Family Christmas service with communion, 10am
Summer Services 2023
- Join us at 10am for a 40-minute family-friendly service followed by BBQ and ice-cream!
- Every Sunday in January
CHRISTMAS OFFICE CLOSURE – DECEMBER 24 TO JANUARY 25
The Karori Anglican offices will be closed from Saturday the 24th of December to Wednesday the 25th of January.
If you need a priest during office closure times, please contact Reverend Ian Cook on 021 288 2757 or Alison Camplin 021 027 06311
There is ongoing COVID-19 infection in our community, and so we will be pausing the use of the common cup at communion services to keep everyone safe. We also ask that if you are in a “serving” role for a service, please wear a mask.
THEME FOR THE YEAR:
‘You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.’ John 15:16